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Thursday, August 25, 2011

  1. Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:03 am

    Broadcast ethics in journalism.

    There’s a real need for it these days.


    • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:28 pm

      I almost took that class when I was at LSU and considering a minor in journalism. I doubt they offer it anymore.


  2. Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:38 am

    Library Science, because it is my field of expertise.


  3. Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:46 am

    Inspirational Fiction: history, growth, publishing trends. Maybe because I’ve actually taught a class on that topic to some of my library peeps!


    • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:29 pm

      I want to take that class—maybe I should schedule you to come down and teach it at MTCW sometime next year!


      • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:45 pm

        LOL You’d probably be totally bored! I’m used to teaching it to people who are surprised that Inspirational Fiction is even THERE. Some of the librarians were so thrilled that there was fiction out there in other genres than “bonnet!” I don’t exactly fit the mold of the normal ALA member . . . 😉


  4. Kav permalink
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:35 am

    Hmmmm…the importance of reading BOOKS to children. Anything on Children’s Lit. And I’d be a great cheerleader for Regina’s class on inspirational fiction.


    • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:18 pm

      And I could cheer YOU on, Kav!!! I love children’s lit. My current favorite? “Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin. I giggle every time . . .


      • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:30 pm

        We read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type the semester we focused on YA and Children’s Literature in my grad program at SHU. LOVED it. (The YA book we read was Holes, and that was fabulous, too.)


        • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:43 pm

          Absolutely LOVED “Holes.” Of course, you can’t beat the “Wayside Stories” books, either. Such fun read-alouds for older kids.


  5. Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:26 pm

    It’s not very glamorous, but I’d teach Grammar. It was never hard for me, and I think anyone can really grasp the basics with the right instruction and a little effort.

    That said, I haven’t had any grammar classes since college, and my most recent occupation has been stay at home Mom. While teaching my four year old how to talk has been a great adventure, it hasn’t really challenged my grammar skills.

    I should probably brush up before I start teaching that class. 😉


    • Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:32 pm

      I just did a workshop on A Copy Editor’s Top 10 Pet Peeves at a conference this summer . . . I had a very hard time narrowing it down to just 10. I could have taught the entire hour just on commas. Or on all punctuation. Fortunately, everyone in the workshop is someone with the same master’s degree in writing I have, so at least they’re coming from a place where they have *some* knowledge of grammar to begin with.


  6. Charmaine Gossett permalink
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:21 pm

    I already teach a subject that I love. I reach adult women Bible Study. At one time I had a regular class, but have changed churches and substitute teach when the teacher can’t make it. Never get tired of that. That’s like writing because I have to prepare a 45 minute lesson every week.


  7. Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:22 pm

    Right now it would be something about cotton in antebellum central Louisiana. That’s still what my brain is full of, and I’m helping another writer who’s writing in 1879 north-central Louisiana, fill in her cotton gaps.


  8. Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:15 pm

    🙂 Middle school lit and writing… 🙂


    • Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:14 pm

      They NEED it! I teach Creative Writing in middle school. I am possibly their hardest class.


  9. Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:32 pm

    Classic films. Because more people need to know that “The Terminator” is NOT an “old movie.”


  10. Thursday, August 25, 2011 8:09 pm

    Disney. I’d focus a bit on the films and such, but I would also talk a lot about Walt Disney himself. He built this entire empire and never gave up. People told him that Disneyland was a waste of time, that it would fail, that no one would go to a park to see something like that, and that if it lasted a year, he should consider himself lucky. There are many things we wouldn’t have today if it wasn’t for his company.

    Besides, it teaches people that Nothing is impossible. After all, Disney was started by a Mouse.


  11. Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:07 pm

    If I were able to teach on any subject it would be: Healing the broken heart and why its so important.



  12. Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:16 pm

    Last year I taught middle school English, Creative Writing, and Theatre. This year I am all electives with Creative Writing and Ztheayre and I love it!


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